As all of the dates for the Product Knowledge (PK1) course originally scheduled for 2016 are fully booked up – including one which was over-subscribed as far back as last year – we are pleased to confirm that a new date has been added to the programme.
The additional course will take place on 30th November – 1st December. Hosted in St Helens and lasting two days, the PK1 course is intended for sales team members who are new to the glass industry and want to learn about Pilkington products, how they perform and where they are used.
Phil Brown, Technical Advisory Service Manager and course organiser, explains:“The skills shortage is acknowledged as one of the barriers to growth within the construction industry. Training, such as our Product Knowledge courses, can help to remove this barrier. Following the completion of a successful programme in 2015, we increased the number of courses available in 2016. Despite this, demand has substantially risen this year to such an extent that we have introduced an extra course. This is a positive sign that the glass and glazing industry is committed to training and addressing the skills gap.”
Included in the PK1 course programme are tours of our float glass and coated glass manufacturing operations.
“The float glass process continues to fascinate our industry,” adds Phil, “even nearly sixty years after it was introduced to the world. Customers appreciate walking the line, from seeing the raw materials added at the hot end to the glass being cut and off-loaded at the cold end. Equally popular is the visit to OLC1, our state-of-the-art, off-line coater at Cowley Hill. Here, customers can see the production of the high performance, energy-saving glass that will transform the existing building stock and deliver the low energy houses that will become standard in the future.”
For more details on our Product Knowledge courses, including how to register for the extra date, please click here.